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Formerly a portion of Simsbury, Canton first was called Suffrage because of the hardships overcome by the early settlers in 1740. It separated from the parish of West Simsbury in 1806. The name of the town indicates the state's interest in the China trade at that time. Local legend maintains that the ghost of a paymaster murdered at the Canton Tavern during the American Revolution can be seen at night in the form of a galloping headless horseman.
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